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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1931)
Oregon City, Ore., March 28, 1851 Salem. Ore., March 28, 1931
This Period Recalled ; by
Mrs. Ohmart; Only
One .Fence Then i
"I remember when the coniv
try was all timber and open land
from the top ot the present
south Salemj hill to town and
there was o.ly one "ence in the
I remember that
well - because my
to cote to meet me
what Is now
as I was joining home from
school and I (would climb on that
rail fence to j get on his horse.
This and many other interest
ing facts about Salem were re
railed by Mjrs. Vallida Ohmart
who is years of age and has
spent ell of her life In and near
Salem. Mraj. Ohmart was the
daughter of Fabritus Smith who
with Joseph! Waldo, came to
Oregon in 1846. The two young
men crossed, jthe plains alone as
they could travel much faster
than the immigrant trains.
;land extended from
south to Prlngle creek east, to
12th street and west to the Mil
opposite the Jefferson road. Mr.
Smith married Virginia Pringle
who had crossed the plains about
the same time.
Mrs. Ohmart recalls that her
father told of the wonderful pas
ture grass he j found here. Much
f the land was timbered bu the
Indians had kept the underbrush
burned off aid the grass was
saddle high as he rode through
it caring for his cattle.
Small crops! of grain were
raised but most of the time was
devoted to raising sheep and cat
tle. A ready market was found
for meat and) wool and horse
raising was also popular as good
horses were always in demand.
One of' the interesting tales of
pioneer life recalled by Mrs. Oh
mart was the itWy of Chief M.
1 Quimby, the ndian for whom
the Quinaby.sectIon is named.
Chief Quinaby Was a great friend
of the whites and was always
sure of a warm welcome when
be visited their homes. On
Thanksgiving djiy 1878 he visit
ed several homes and was treat
ed to a TnanEsgmng least at
each home. He ate everything
offered and enjoyed it greatly.
His parting word always was
that he would be back at Christ
mas. However, the feast' was
too much for him and late that
night his wife called at the
Smith home and asked that they
get a doctor for her husband
was very ill. He died later in
Robert J, Hendricks
Editor, The Oregon Statesman, 1884-1028
Statesman's Grow th
Directed by Hendricks
years coarse at th ' state uni
versity, and in 1884 -worked as
hand compositor in the Standard
office in Portland, fn 1884 he
came to The Statesman...
From 183 to 1855 Mr. Hen
dricks served as superintendent
of the Oregon state reform
school. From July, 1898, to Sep
tember, 1899, he was appraiser
at the customs ' office Im Port
land. He has served as super
visor of the census in 1900,
1910 and 1930.
He was married in 1888 to
Miss Emilie Glesy. They make
their home at the- Roberts
Marion County 1
Boys Rise High
In Legal Work
Men referred to in Justice
Cbadwick's article became lead
ers at the bar as these excerpts
. "Proud of our boys Messrs.;
8. J.. Chadwick, Whitney Boise,
and Wallace Mount of - the law
class of 1885, are all Marion'
county boys, the latter's home
being at-Silverton, and two for
mer having been raised at Sa
lem. They . are three of the
brighest members of the class,
and Marion county feels justly
proud of her boys." Statesman,
Oct. 9, 1885.
) Of the group Chadwick, Mount
and Fullerton became Justices ot
tfie Washington supreme court.
Boise became a prominent cltl
sen of Portland, a leader la
northwest development. Mount
and Boise have passed on. Ful
lerton is still on the Washington
bench. Chadwick has written an
interesting article for this issue,
telling of his poyhood days In
OR over 40 years R. J. Hen-
drlcks carried the responsi
bility for the editorial and busi
ness policy of Th Statesman.
During that period the paper de
veloped amazingly and became a
potent influence in the develop
ment of the city, the Willamette
valley and the state. For his
rigorous policy of expansion and
growth, Mr. Hendricks well de
serves the title of "The Builder".
The publishing property itself
grew under his control. The
newspaper, first a four-page
daily, became larger and better
in every respect. The plant was
kept up mechanically, always
ahead of the times in its equip
ment. Other publications were
added: Northwest Poultry Jour
nal, Pacific Homestead, Oregon
Under Mr. Hendricks The
Statesman became a vigorous
force for community develop
ment. Industry, agriculture, civic
improvement all were fostered
by the progressive, optimistic
efforts of Hendricks and The
In 19 2 8 Mr. Hendricks retired
from active' connection with The
Statesman, but continues his
friendly interest and daily con
tribution to its pages.
Born May 6, 1863, in Polk
county, Mr. Hendricks learned
the printing trade in Hoseburg
and Eugene. At 17 he was edi
tor and manager of the Roseburg
Plalndealer. He worke.l at the
printing trade during Iiis thi'ee
Forty years is a long time, but this
firm has been serving the people of
Salem and Oregon under one fam
ily management for that time. The
service to start with must have
been satisfactory, as the business
has grown from a small business
until now it is, with its associate
firms, the largest Seed house in the
state, and one of the largest Seed
shioners in the United States.
Seeds are shipped all over the
United States, Asia, Europe, Af
rica and Australia. We invite your
inquiries when in need of Seeds.
D. A. White 1 Sons
261 Stale Sl Salem, Oregon.
SEEDS - FERTILIZER
Brown's Hand Sprayers and Dusters
ALL KINDS OF ASSN FEEDS
Salem Seed & Orchard
178 So. Commercial
Trade A. High, Sts.
DR. O. L. SCOTT
A pioneer in chiropractic since 1910
A pioneer of Oregon from pioneer stock, 1852
Dr. Scott is an eminent doctor of chiropractic, who
is one of the prominent professional men of the coun
ty, a man of wide experiences in his profession and
enjoying a large and well merited clientel.
The practice of this well known chiropractor is in
creasing by rapid strides. He is today considered
one of the leading professional men of the state.
Science has made great advance in the last few
years, and many of the old fashioned ideas have been
discarded for the new results of science.
He has had adequate training to practice the pro
fession most successfully. He is a graduate of the
well known Palmer college of chiropractic. Previous
to that time he received a general and special educa
tion which was designed especially for all of the work
that the science and art of chiropractic entails.
Dr. Scott's practice has increased by rapid strides
and people go to his office weekly to consult with him
from all parts of the surrounding country, and the
great work he is doing in the relief of the suffering
is phenomenal Then again his patients come from
the very best class of people, people of standing in
the community in which they live.
The science of chiropractic is founded upon the
principal of spinal adjustment, as the spine is the in
dex of your health, nd removes cause by relieving
the pressure on the nerves. The slogan is: "If the
spine is right, the man is right."
Office 256 North High St., Salem,
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